6th March: Medical Justice in Healthcare Detention Centres: Emma Mlotshwa
7.30pm Latimer Room
1st February: ‘The Life of a Displaced Person’: Robin Shawyer (joint event with
8pm Riley Auditorium, Clare College
Robin Shawyer, executive director of the Windle Trust, will be presenting a talk on ‘The Life of a Displaced Person’. He has extensive experience with the
issues faced by refugees in East Africa. He has been working to support Sudanese refugees for more than a decade, including those who were at
Kiryandongo. Robin has also personally experienced the difficulties persecuted groups face, as he was imprisoned in Kenya for assisting refugees. Later, he
came with his family to the UK as a refugee himself, where he played a part in initiating STAR.
1st February: FUNDRAISING Make a Real Difference to the Lives of Refugees
All day! Central Cambridge
Student Action for Refugees is teaming up with Cambridge RAG and volunteers
from the Hindu Society for a big day of fundraising on Friday 1st Feb!
25th January: Free film night: The Visitor (shadowing-scheme friendly)
7.30pm Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College
28th October: Free film night: In This World by Michael Winterbottom
8pm King’s College
25th December: Jazz night!
7th November: Emma Mlotshwa from Medical Justice.
UPDATE The speaker was ill; event will be rescheduled.
The Works: STAR
had a stall at CU’s ethical careers fair.
4th February: Film screening:
As part of CU’s One World Week STAR screened Sierra Leone's Refugee
All Stars in the Graduate Union.
1st March: Oakington
visit: STAR volunteers had their first visit to
Oakington Detention Centre.
5th March: ‘Rave for Refugees!’
Fundraising night at Kambar, raising money for Medical
Victims of Torture. Music provided by Cambridge’s best student DJ’s!
25th April: Teaching at Comberton
College: STAR volunteers taught three classes on refugee
and immigration issues to year 10 classes.
Throughout Easter Term: English
conversation classes: Every Saturday 3pm-4pm at the
Café Project on 22 Jesus Lane. Come along and help local
refugees improve their English in a relaxed environment.
16th June: Refugee
Week: Come and help give refugees a fun day out around
Cambridge. Local refugees often don’t get the chance to see the
University, so this is an opportunity to give them a welcoming
perspective, show them round the colleges and generally do some typical
Cambridge activities such as punting and much more!
2007 the Amnesty
International Migrant&Refugee Rights Campaign:
14th March: Open Meeting: Discussing local issues of
refugee's rights. Come and listen to opinions from local groups and
authorities, and voice your own view. 18:30 - 21:00,
Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane.
7 March: Cambridge
STAR Squash, joint with an Amnesty International
letter-writing session and film night! 6-10pm, Green
Room, Gonville & Caius
2nd March: 'The Quest for Freedom, Security and Justice: who
protects refugees and migrants in the EU?' A talk by Dr
María-Teresa Gil-Bazo. 17:00, LG18, Law Faculty.
12th February: Debate. 'This House Believes Asylum Seekers
Should be Detained.' 19:00 - 21:00 Emmanuel College,
Queen's Building, followed by drinks in the Old Library. Speakers
include Steve Moxon, Kate Allen and Graham Denholmn. (post-debate
16th February: Formal Hall
followed by letter writing and films. Newhall.
22nd February: Salima's
Experience. Salima is a refugee supported by SOAS detainee
support group, currently campaigning against deportation back to
Uganda, she fled to England after her husband was arrested and she was
beaten up and raped by the security forces that came to search her
house. 17:00, Emmanuel College, Robert Gardener Room.
2nd-3rd October: Freshers Fair at Kelsey
Kerridge. Come talk to us at our stall!
Wednesday 10th October: STAR and Still Human Still Here squash! 18.30-21.30, Chetwynd Room at King's College.
Thursday 18th October: Asylum Monologues.
Gonville&Caius College Bateman Auditorium, time TBC. "Asylum
Monologues is an account of the UK’s asylum system, told first hand by
the people who have experienced it. With personal testimony at its core
combined with public opinion, political statements and statistical
fact, this production will disseminate what it really means to be
displaced in the UK." - produced by
Actors for Refugees and hosted in Cambridge by STAR.
Wed 7th November. ‘Ghosts’ + New Nick Broomfield Documentary, 8pm, Graduate Union, 17 Mill Lane (donations welcome) In
association with Soc
Doc Soc: Broomfield’s new documentary highlights the plight of tens
of thousands of refused asylum seekers who are being forced into abject
poverty in an attempt to drive them out of the country. See this and
last year’s ‘Ghosts’ as part of the Still Human Still Here campaign.
21th and 28th October: Gateway
refugees visit Cambridge
The Refugee Council office in Norwich have a
welcoming/integration programme for refugees arriving there with the
help of the Gateway protection programme. This programme takes refugees
from camps in war-torn areas into the UK, and it brought 60-odd
to Norwich. As part of the welcoming programme, the Refugee Council are
organising excursions for them to some other places in the UK, and
Cambridge STAR is organising a day-trip to Cambridge. This is an
to practice the language, and have a relaxing day. Lunch will be
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